The '''University of Maryland, College Park''' (often referred to as '''The University of Maryland''', '''Maryland''', '''UM''', '''UMD''', or '''UMCP''') is a public research university
located in the city of College Park, Maryland|College Park
in Prince George's County
, approximately from the northeast border of Washington, D.C. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland
. With a fall 2010 enrollment of more than 37,000 students, over 100 undergraduate majors, and 120 graduate programs, Maryland is the largest university in the state and the largest in the Washington Metropolitan Area
It is a member of the Association of American Universities
and competes athletically as a member of the Big Ten Conference
The University of Maryland's proximity to the nation's capital has resulted in strong research...